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Born in Kuala Lumpur in October 1984, Wani Ardy is a singer-songwriter, a poet-performer, a published author, and an educator with a background in creative writing. Along with her band, she turns poems into lyrics and stories into songs. Wani has performed live all over West and East Malaysia since 2006. She also has represented Malaysia at art events, music festivals, and poetry gigs in Singapore, Jakarta, Makassar, Banggai, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Graduating with an MA in Creative Writing from Macquarie University in 2010, Wani’s words mainly dance in 3 languages: Malay, English, and Javanese. Including the recently well-received The Art of Letting Go(d) (2018), she has published 10 books since 2009, 2 of which are bestsellers; Langit Vanilla (2011) and Untuk Yang Telah Pergi (2016).
Wani is a staunch advocate as well, especially for empowering families and women with MRKH Syndrome. (MRKH Syndrome is a congenital disorder that happens to 1 in every 5,000 women all around the world, where females were born without uterus and without upper vagina.) In 2019, she represented Malaysia by speaking and presenting her advocacy work at the Global MRKH Conference in Australia.